The DVD Revolution: Movies, Culture, and Technology by Aaron J. Barlow PDF

By Aaron J. Barlow

The advent of the DVD marked the start of 1 of history's such a lot profitable technological thoughts, and capped a 75-year improvement of home-viewing chances. by no means prior to have movie lovers had entry of their dwelling rooms to anything so remarkably with regards to the theatrical adventure. additionally, simply because a DVD can carry even more than a unmarried motion picture, it has allowed movies to be advertised with quite a few extras, sparking either a brand new packaging and bigger curiosity at the a part of domestic audience. This booklet presents an exam of the DVD's influence, either on domestic viewing and on movie examine. From movie fan tradition via filmmaker commentaries, from specified variations to a glance at the place the layout will cross from right here, writer Aaron Barlow bargains the first-ever exploration of this explosive new leisure phenomenon.

As the DVD turns into the preferred automobile of list for motion pictures, it's also changing into a distinct and remarkable means for the viewer to benefit extra approximately filmmaking than has ever been attainable prior to. due to its skill to breed the size and caliber of the celluloid photograph, movie lovers and students could have essentially ideal reproductions of vintage and modern movies at their disposal. not just will this ebook be of curiosity to the burgeoning inhabitants of DVD enthusiasts and creditors, however it will offer insights that are meant to be of curiosity to either scholars of pop culture and of film.

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